John da Costa - Note on Visiting Card to Isabella Stewart Gardner from New York with Wrapper from Enclosed Tea, about 1918

John da Costa

Note on Visiting Card to Isabella Stewart Gardner from Bryant Park Studios, New York with Wrapper from Enclosed Tea, about 1918

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Object details

Accession number

ARC.009002

Language

English

Marks

Handwritten in ink: Dear Mrs. Gardner As you/ appreciate China tea, I send / you some from Foo Chow / If my sister's kind + send me a cas in the / Spring, I will hope to send / you more this / tea
Handwritten in ink (verso): is quite fresh + will I / think prove better than the / last wh. belonged to / a bad year's crop./ With best wishes for / the year on from us / both.


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Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.